Like many other stressed law students looking for a reason to stay motivated in the rigorous and stressful beast known as law school, I began searching for a reason to stay focused, inspired and driven for the final leg of my seemingly endless degree.
As much as working 40 hours a week in retail and bracing the Adelaide chill had proven to be a steady winter break routine for the first four years of my law degree, I was ever more excited for what winter 2015 had in store for me.
As soon as you get off the plane it hits you: air so thick you could cut it with a knife. Darwin, our closest city to the rest of the world, couldn’t feel more removed from Melbourne where I spend most of my time.
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This summer I spent six weeks in Darwin undertaking an Aurora internship at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA). I can honestly say it’s the best thing that I’ve done since coming to law school.
The extensive publicity for the Aurora Native Title Internship Program around Adelaide Law School meant I was always aware of the Program. So, as a soon-to-be graduate looking for places to gain practical experience in legal issues of a distinct nature, I applied for a legal internship.
After graduating with my Bachelor Thesis Degree, having focused on the Mardu, a Western Desert people, I became keen on pursuing and deepening my understanding of Aboriginal culture. I applied for the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, aiming to improve my understanding of the social and po
Just at the end of the road.
Over winter I have had the privilege of undertaking a five week internship in Darwin via the Aurora Internship Program.
The Aurora Internship Program facilitated my 6-week placement at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) in Darwin over July and August 2014.